Fulbright Academy

Rating: 4.67 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Technology, Education, International

Location: PO Box 284 Cape Elizabeth ME 04107 USA

Mission: The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology (FAST) is an international organization established by alumni of the prestigious Fulbright Exchange Program and other members of the science and technology community. Since 2003, FAST has facilitated dialogue among scholars and created opportunities for alumni to share their knowledge and better serve society.

Results: Conferences and programs on five continents during our first five years.  Others value our work, as shown by in-kind contributions of $100,000-200,000/year from institutional partners.
Target demographics: (1) The 300,000 Alumni of the Fulbright Exchange Program (2) The 6,000+ annual grantees (3) Institutions that employ or train/educate Fulbrighters (4) Institutions or Individuals that work with Fulbrighters
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500+ participants in our person-to-person activities and the 50+ institutional members of FAST
Geographic areas served: Global
Programs: FAST has two major programs: study committees and public education/networking events. The Study Committees are funded by outside entities or conducted in partnership with universities and research institutes, and they bring together an international group of experts to address a particular issue. The networking events include the Fulbright Forum, a smaller meeting that generally attracts scientists and professionals from a particular region, and the annual FAST Research Conference, which attracts a worldwide participation. FAST also produces a newsletter, which is distributed electronically to thousands of people around the world.
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207-799-3098
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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

FAST provides networking and collaborative learning opportunities among Fulbright scholars from diverse fields. Their conference in San Francisco 2010 was informative and valuable.

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terms of their capacity to organize an international conference

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

FAST is a unique organization because of the way in which it fosters international colloboration. There conferences are especially interesting because of the variety of presentations and the outreach they do to the conference host city.

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collaborating wiht the executive director to develop a conference theme. We conducted a survey to identify college campus efforts for sustainability and then put together a panel for the conference on sustainability.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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